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An open student competition for timber construction

International, interdisciplinary, open competition for students on the topic of building with wood. The competition is based on three building sites in the cities of Munich, Berlin and Vienna; the aim is to explore the potential for densification of modern timber construction in the urban context.
Urban agglomerations in Central Europe are characterised by growing populations, and the consequences of this development are urban sprawl at the periphery entailing land consumption, overwhelming traffic volume, and a great need for additional infrastructure. This requires rethinking the use of resources and of building land. As a reaction and response to this development, the proHolz Student Trophy 22 focuses on extending, adding to and also redeveloping the existing urban fabric.

Information, task, schedules, modalities

Call for entries competition proHolz Student Trophy 22 (pdf)


Kick-off Event
Wednesday, 20.10.2021, 10:30 am – 01:00 pm

Competition participation

All students of architecture and civil engineering who are registered at an university in the semester 2021/ 22 are invited to participate in the proHolz Student Trophy. The competition contribution is to be submitted by interdisciplinary teams, in cooperation of at least two students.


Prize money

The proHolz Student Trophy 22 competition is endowed with a total of 15,000 euros. In the two-step procedure, the international jury will name three winning projects and six acknowledgements. The following prizes will be awarded: For each of the three building sites, one winning project, endowed with 3,000 euros, and two rewards, endowed with 1,000 euros.



Kick-off Event

Information event streamed live. Presentation of the design task at the Technical University of Munich


Submission deadline

All design documentation must be received by proHolz Austria by 31 March 2022, 0:00 hrs at the latest. Entries must be submitted in digital form and uploaded to the website


Award ceremony

Event streamed live from Vienna University of Technology


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